Category: Salesforce.com

Microsoft Tries to Beat Salesforce.com with Upcoming CRM App Store

Following in Salesforce.com’s footsteps with AppExchange, Microsoft will create its own CRM application store. The Microsoft CRM 2011 marketplace will be available in beta form in September, then generally available by the end of this year. The CRM app store will allow Microsoft partners to sell applications to complement Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft’s complex and […]

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Salesforce.com’s Chatter Gets over 10,000 Customers in First Week!

On Tuesday, Salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company, announced that over 10,000 people went live on the GA release of Chatter in its first week of availability. Chatter is Salesforce’s latest cloud social networking application. Salesforce’s Chatter is a new way to work and collaborate. Chatter has similar features as Facebook but it was designed […]

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Salesforce and Microsoft Battle It Out Over Patent Violations

Last week, Salesforce.com countersued Microsoft for patent-infringement. Microsoft sued Salesforce first, in May, over intellectual property infringement. These customer relationship management (CRM) competitors are battling it out over patent violations. Microsoft and Salesforce are both seeking an injuction and monetary compensation for the violations. Microsoft claims that Salesforce’s CRM software violates nine Microsoft patents. Microsoft […]

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Salesforce and BMC Software Will Resell BMC Service Desk on Force.com

Yesterday, Salesforce.com and BMC Software announced that their alliance has affected IT departments’ decision to use cloud-based IT service management and Cloud 2 applications. Salesforce.com has been selling the BMC ServiceDesk on Force.com, since April, and customers have quickly adopted it. Because of the major influx of sales on Force.com, Salesforce and BMC decided to […]

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Salesforce and Aprimo Release Integrated Software: Aprimo Marketing Studio on Demand with Salesforce CRM

Last week, Aprimo Inc., a consumer and business-to-business marketing solutions company, announced that they will now offer a data synchronization application called Aprimo Marketing Studio On Demand with Salesforce CRM. The Studio on Demand will be a part of Salesforce’s AppExchange 2. Their goal is to improve companies’ lead management process by allowing them to […]

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Top Sales and CRM Apps From Salesforce, SAP and More

Salespeople have to stay on the move to make the deal, and now have more freedom than ever to do so. Mobile devices can come with tools to help at every moment of the sales process, from pulling up important lead information from CRM systems to displaying business statistics. Here are four innovative sales applications […]

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Salesforce.com’s CEO, Marc Benioff, Makes $100 mil. Donation

Today, Salesforce.com’s CEO and chairman, Marc Benioff, donated $100 million to the University of California in San Francisco Children’s Hospital. This is a private donation from Benioff and his family, and is both the largest donation that they have ever given and the largest donation that UCSF Hospital has ever received. The new children’s hospital […]

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Benioff’s Doubtful View of Japan

Reportedly, Marc Benioff loves Apple. He loves iPads. And he loves Japan. In a recent guest column by the Salesforce executive, Benioff describes his 3-week stay in Japan that coincided with the release of the iPad. He watched as the Japanese people completely ate up the iPads in stock and revered the new device. To him, […]

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Hubspot/Salesforce Marketing Tool Case Study: Viridity

Viridity, an energy consumption management software provider, plugs for Hubspot inbound marketing integrated with Salesforce.com.  The small company of 11-25 employees saw enormous lead generation growth in the 8 months of using Hubspot Large. Jason Bailey, Viridity’s multimedia specialist, states that the company’s lack of integrated marketing tools was a hindrance. Now, on their website, […]

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The Cloudforce 2010 is Coming to Town!

Yesterday, Salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company, announced that Cloudforce 2010 will be held on June 22, 2010.  The largest cloud computing event of the year will happen in the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA. Cloudforce 2010 is for developers, customers, or people in the industry.  The event is to welcome and […]

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